Pope Francis racked up yet another magazine cover with his appearance on the front of iconic rock magazine Rolling Stone. He is the first pope to ever be featured.
Mark Binelli's extensive, 7,700-word cover story reflects the pope's unusually wide appeal, which cuts across demographic lines of age, political views, and even religious affiliation.
Binelli's piece, "Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changing" goes "Inside the Pope's Gentle Revolution" to investigate why this pontiff is so different from those before him. Alluding to Bob Dylan's anthem, Binelli portrays the pope as "Cool Pope Francis," a politically-savvy leader, PR expert, and friend of the crowded masses.
This is by no means Pope Francis' first appearance on a magazine cover. He graced the covers of Time Magazine and Vanity Fair Italia after the publications named him "Person of the Year" and "Man of the Year," respectively.
The New Yorker also put him on the cover less than a week after he became Time's "Person of the Year."
Perhaps his most unexpected appearance was on the cover of The Advocate, an LGBT-focused magazine who named him "Person of the Year" for his landmark statement, "If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?"
The Rolling Stone cover shows that the world's fascination with the "People's Pope" is still going strong. It seems the times are a-changing, indeed.Check out more of Pope Francis' cover appearances here:
Less than a week after landing on the cover of Time Magazine as their "Person of the Year," Pope Francis now graces The New Yorker's front as a snow angel, dressed in his customary white. James Carroll provides a detailed profile of the dynamic pope and what he means for the future of the Catholic Church. Read more here
"His first one hundred days have already placed him in the category of world leaders who make history," said Vanity Fair. "But the revolution continues." Read more here
Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs explained the magazine's choice on Wednesday, calling the Pope "a new voice of conscience." Read more here
“Pope Francis’ stark change in rhetoric from his two predecessors … makes what he’s done in 2013 all the more daring,” The Advocate editors wrote, noting that both John Paul II and Benedict XVI had been listed among the magazine’s “Phobie Awards” for anti-gay stances during their papacies. Read more here
Pope Francis racked up yet another magazine cover with his appearance on the front of iconic rock magazine Rolling Stone. He is the first pope to ever be featured. Read more here
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has scored plenty of magazine covers but now he's got a magazine all to himself. Read more